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TNPL 2018: VB Kanchi Veerans Vs LYCA Kovai Kings Live Score, Commentary & Live Updates

Follow all the live updates as the win-less Kanchi Veerans take on Kovai Kings.
Updated: 29 July 2018 22:34 IST - Published: 29 July 2018 16:11 IST
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VB Kanchi Veerans finally get their first win of TNPL 2018 as they beat Kovai Kings by 14 runs.
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OUT! Rajesh is bowled and K Deeban celebrates his first wicket. Rajesh MP b K Deeban 21 (20)

Kovai Kings 95/9 after 19.2 overs
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OUT! K Vignesh goes for a golden duck as his stumps are rattled. Vignesh K b Divakar 0 (1) And the final ball of the over is a dot and they need 24 off the last over.

Kovai Kings 93/8 after 19 overs
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OUT! Another one gone as Ajith Ram is run-out. And that should be that barring a miraculous recovery from the two bowlers. S Ajith Ram run out 0(2)

Kovai Kings 92/7 after 18.3 overs
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OUT! What a finish. Aushik finishes with a wicket and Ashwin departs. His figures at the end, reads 3/12.

Kovai Kings 91/6 after 18 overs
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Chance of a run-out but the throw from the bowler isn't up to the mark and Ashwin Venkatraman survives. He wanted a single that wasn't there and the throw was on the bounce and saved Ashwin. How crucial will that turn out to be?
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A couple of much-needed boundaries mean that the game is not yet beyond Kovai's reach. Now they need 32 to win off the last three overs.

Kovai Kings 85/5 after 17 overs
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Aushik Srinivas back into the attack and concedes just four runs to make things even more tricky for Kovai.

Kovai Kings 71/5 after 16 overs
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Four runs. That is all that Kovai could manage from the 15th over and that means that the required run rate is up to 10.

Kovai Kings 67/5 after 15 overs
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Another three run over from C Shriram and this one includes another wicket. Things just aren't going Kovai's way in this game.

Kovai Kings 63/5 after 14 overs
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OUT! Sanjay Yadav takes a brillaint catch at deep mid-wicket to get rid of Akkil Srinath. Half the Kovai Kings side is now back in the pavilion. Is that the beginning of the end? Akkil Srinaath c Sanjay Yadav b C Shriram 2(7)

Kovai Kings 61/5 after 13.2 overs
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The spinners have been incredibly economical and getting even a single off them is proving to be a task. Just three came from this over.

Kovai Kings 60/4 after 13 overs
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When the bowling is so bad, sometimes it is difficult to get them away. Shriram C on debut bowled an over of long hops but only conceded three runs and there was a run-out as well.

Kovai Kings 57/4 after 12 overs
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RUN-OUT! What a throw from Francis Rokins and that is the end of Rohit R. Lackadaisical running and a direct hit meant that the promising partnership is broken. Rohith run out (Francis Rokins) 18(23)

Kovai Kings 54/4 after 11.1 overs
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Although five runs came off that over, there was a half chance for Kanchi and they will be kicking themselves for not taking it.

Kovai Kings 54/3 after 11 overs
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Another over that the Kovai Kings wouldn't mind at all. Seven runs off it and the partnership has slowly started to blossom.

Kovai Kings 49/3 after 10 overs
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The odd boundary here and there has slowly started to make an appearance. Eight runs came off the over from K Deeban.

Kovai Kings 42/3 after 9 overs
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After the last two overs went for just five runs, the seven runs that came off Mokit's second over was a much-needed six balls to break the shackles.

Kovai Kings 34/3 after 8 overs
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Another tight over, this time from Divakar, who concedes just three runs and that is just how Kanchi have tightened their grip on this game.

Kovai Kings 27/3 after 7 overs
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Another tight over to end the power play as just two runs came off of Mokit's over.

Kovai Kings 24/3 after 6 overs
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Excellent over Kanchi as they get rid of Dhas and concede only five runs in the process.

Kovai Kings 22/3 after 5 overs
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OUT! Another one bites the dust. Antony Dhas departs. Divakar strikes and Kovai Kings are in deep trouble early. Antony Dhas c A Srinivas b R Divakar 2(3)

Kovai Kings 20/3 after 4.4 overs
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Brilliant over by Aushik Srinivas. After conceding just one off his first over, Aushik Srinivas continued his fine run as he conceded just one run and dismissed both the openers in his second. 

LKK 17/2 after 4 overs
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Two wickets in three balls! After dismissing Abhinav Mukund, Aushik traps his opening partner M Shahrukh Khan plumb in front of the stumps. The danger man is gone and his wicket will give Veerans some hope.

M Shahrukh Khan lbw b A Srinivas 11(11)
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After struggling to get going, skipper Abhinav Mukund lofts an Aushik Srinivas delivery and holes out to Sanjay Yadav at deep mid-wicket. I can bet that you won't see a shot like this from Mukund.

Abhinav Mukund c Sanjay Yadav b A Srinivas 5(11)
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R Karate comes into the attack and does a decent job by conceding just six runs off the third over. 

LKK 16/0 after 3 overs
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After conceding nine runs off the first over, VB Kanchi Veerans made a brilliant comeback as Aushik Srinivas gave away just one run off the second over.

LKK 10/0 after 2 overs
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Abhinav Mukund and M Shahrkh Khan open the batting for Lyca Kovai Kings. 
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Can Kovai Kings chase this down? Join us again in 15 minutes to find out.
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Kanchi crawl to 116/8

An innings devoid of momentum. That was just what this was from the VB Kanchi Veerans. Barring captain Baba Aparajith and S Arun, no one else got going and that was evident from the fact that only three batsmen got into double digits. So it was no surprise to see that they struggled past 100, especially against a bowling attack that had Natarajan in splendid form as he finished with figures of 4-1-9-1 and Ajith Ram who picked up three wickets.
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T Natarajan finishes a spell that included 15 dot balls. His incredible figures of 4-1-9-1 helps Kovai restrict Kanchi for 116/8 in 20 overs.
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OUT! Nattu gets rid of Chandrasekhar. Kanchi are eight down. Another dot ball but importantly for the batting side, Aparajith will be on strike. S Chandrashekar c Venkataraman b T Natarajan 0(2)

Kanchi Veerans 113/8 after 19.3 overs
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Nattu to bowl the final over. He has conceded just five singles in his first three overs. Can he continue that?
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OUT! Divakar is stumped going for the big slog. Rajesh MP bowls the penultimate over as well as any leg spinner would have hoped to. Just five runs and a wicket as well. R Divakar st Rohit b Rajesh MP 3 (7)

Kanchi Veerans 112/7 after 19 overs
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No hat-trick for Ajith Ram, who finishes his spell with figures of 3/16. He almost got three in the over though but Divakar's top edge fell in the middle of nowhere.

Kanchi Veerans 107/6 after 18 overs
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OUT! Ajith gets another and Rokins is gone first ball. He wants to go big but his stumps are castled. And just like that Ajith is on a hat-trick. Francis Rokins b S Ajith Ram 0(1)

Kanchi Veerans 106/6 after 17.3 overs
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OUT! Mokit picks out Nattu at deep mid-wicket and he simply cannot not be involved in the game. That was against the wind and Natarjan takes a good catch moving to his left. Mokit Hariharan c T Natarajan b S Ajith Ram 8(10)

Kanchi Veerans 106/5 after 17.2 overs
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Nattu has been incredibly difficult to get away. Just four singles came off the 17th over.

Kanchi Veerans 104/4 after 17 overs
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Some much needed momentum for the Veerans as Aparajith is finding his rhythm and Mokit continues to rotate the strike. 12 runs off that over from Manigandan.

Kanchi Veerans 100/4 after 16 overs
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SIX! In the slot and Baba Aparajith says thank you very much as he deposits that into the crowd and way past long on.

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An expensive end to what was otherwise an excellent spell of fast bowling from K Vignesh. 13 runs came off his final over, including a four and a six to start the over.

Kanchi Veerans 88/4 after 15 overs
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Three runs and a wicket from Manigandan's over and the leg spinner continues to tilt the momentum in favor of the Kovai Kings.

Kanchi Veerans 75/4 after 14 overs
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OUT! Manigandan gets rid of the struggling Sanjay Yadav and it takes a good diving catch from Shahrukh Khan to get rid of the southpaw. Sanjay Yadav c Shahrukh Khan b S Manigandan 1(9)

Kanchi Veerans 73/4 after 13.3 overs
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Barring a sublime cover drive from Baba Aparajith, that was another over in which Kanchi couldn't really gain any momentum. Seven came off the 12th over.

Kanchi Veerans 72/3 after 13 overs
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Another tight over from Ajith Ram as just three runs came off it and suddenly, boundaries have become like an oasis in a desert, altogether infrequent.

Kanchi Veerans 65/3 after 12 overs
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Another successful over, this time from K Vignesh. The pacers aren't really giving the Kanchi Veerans any room to breathe at all.

Kanchi Veerans 62/3 after 11 overs
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OUT! K Vignesh strikes. Fast bowlers are never happy when they are hit for a boundary and Vignesh bowls a snorter that Arun can only feather to the keeper. Arun c Rohith b K Vignesh 29(30)

Kanchi Veerans 62/3 after 10.5 overs
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At the halfway stage, Veerans are yet to really get going and when you have a left-arm seamer like Natarajan, who is bowling at speed and with accuracy, it can't be easy. Just one run scored off Nattu so far in two overs.

Kanchi Veerans 57/2 after 10 overs
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Rajesh MP bowls a tidy over that is spoiled only by a boundary. Eight runs off it.

Kanchi Veerans 56/2 after 8 overs
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An expensive start from Antony Dhas but also a successful one as he gets rid of the explosive K Deeban. 10 runs and a wicket from Antony's first over.

Kanchi Veerans 48/2 after 8 overs